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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 29 July 2013

CCM #97 - 1, 2, 3 Challenge!!

How quickly has the last two weeks gone!! The end of term is always frenetic!! But, it's all over now and the holiday stretches wonderfully in front of me!!

So, on to this fortnight's challenge - which will actually run for 3 weeks - so plenty of time to get your entries in!  Our challenge is 1, 2, 3:
1 image
2 patterned papers
3 embellishments
We are sponsored this time by The Paper Shelter who have a $20 gift certificate on offer, and also by Woodware with £12 to spend on-line or in-store!

I have chosen to use an image from our sponsors, The Paper Shelter, called 'Yummy'! 
I coloured the image using Promarkers:
Ice cream - Blush, Apricot; Tawny Owl; Wild Cranberry, Rose Pink
Cream topping - Almond, Morning Mist, Cocoa
Cherry - Wild Cranberry, Rose Pink
Wafers - Tequila Sunrise, Blush, Ginger; Blush, Cocoa
Sundae glass - Morning Mist
The image was cut out with Spellbinders long scalloped rectangle, and I used Picked Raspberry DI to ink whilst still in the die. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Twinkles to the cherry and top layer of pink ice-cream.

The coffee-coloured swirl card is Kanban, edged using Spellbinders triple scallop and matching insert. The cream paper is Papermania Ivory Creative Tones. 

For my 3 embellishments, I have used ribbon, a button and pearls from my stash - all in pinky/purplish tones to complement the image.

Pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team - then start crafting!!

I would like to enter this into the following:
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer Days
Hobbycutz - Summer



  1. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

  2. Fantastic card, the image looks so delicious.

  3. Fab card Carole, i want icecream now ;) x

  4. Lovely card creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Hobbycutz.


  5. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

  6. This is a gorgeous card Carole. Your colouring is fab and I love the paper and embellies. (love the touch of sparkle too!) xx

  7. Lovely card, those backing papers are fab!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

    Happy Friday!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  8. Beautiful card with yummy ice-cream image ))
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Summer” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  9. A great image and a really yummy card, I love it! Jx

  10. This looks yummy! Beautiful coloring and a lovely layout too!


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